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Burwood Brickworks

Australia’s first shopping centre to target the holistic sustainability approach of Living Building Challenge and 6-Star Green Star certification
Aerial view of complex at dusk including solar panels and surrounds.

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Location

Melbourne, Australia

Client

Frasers Property Australia

Architect

NH Architecture

Interiors by Russell & George in collaboration with NH Architecture

With the ambitious goal of being the most sustainable shopping centre in the world, this super-neighbourhood retail centre followed on from an international design competition. It features a net positive energy building with major retailers, cinema, childcare, medical centre, a rooftop farm, and 40+ specialty stores.

Cundall’s sustainability team acted as the Green Star Accredited Professional for its 6-Star Design & As-Built rating. The team also undertook the Life Cycle Assessment, in conjunction with energy and greenhouse gas emissions modelling, providing support from Town Planning stage all the way through to commissioning stages.

"Burwood Brickworks is such a gorgeous, naturally-ventilated space – it is a really positive building. The openness of the whole development team to strive for something beyond the usual shopping centre has not just achieved environmental benefits, it has also brought together the social dimension with elements like artworks in the public space and the rooftop urban farm." Amy Banks, Consultant.

Key fact

Materials from the original brickworks on the site and other recycled materials were re-used.

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Key fact

Our energy modelling showed the project is on track to be net zero carbon and energy positive.

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Key fact

The project was designed to include elements that nurture the innate human-nature connection through multiple explorations of the biophilic design.

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Amy in a green top photographed with a blurred street backdrop

Amy Banks

Consultant, Sustainability

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Burwood Brickworks shows that the right design and delivery approach makes net zero carbon absolutely attainable using currently available technology.

Awards

Shortlist

Best Restaurant Design

Eat Drink Design Award

Honourable mention

Architectural Design Urban Design and Public Spaces

INDE Awards

Winner

Architectural Design Urban Design and Public Spaces

Good Design Awards

Winner

Urban Design and Public Spaces

Architectural Design

Winner

AIH Awards

Australian Institute of Horticulture

Winner

Green Space (Urban)

Australian Engineering Excellence Awards

Winner

Best of the Best

Sustainable Building Awards

Winner

Victorian

Australian Engineering Excellence Awards

Winner

Development of the Year Retail

The Urban Developer Awards

Winner

Excellence in Sustainability

The Urban Developer Awards

Winner

Commercial Architecture (Small)

Sustainable Building Awards

Winner

Retail Development of the Year

Urban Taskforce Developer Excellence Awards

Winner

Built Environment

Premier's Sustainability Awards

Winner

Commercial Architecture (Large)

Sustainable Building Awards

Winner

Best Sustainable Project

Master Builders Association of VIC Excellence in Construction Awards

Winner

Sustainable Architecture

Victorian Architecture Awards

Winner

Interior Architecture

Victorian Architecture Awards

Winner

Best Sustainable Development

New Buildings Property Council of Australia RLB Innovation & Excellence Awards

Winner

Commercial Architecture

Victorian Architecture Awards

Winner

Best Shopping Centre Development

Property Council of Australia RLB Innovation & Excellence Awards

Winner

State Development of the Year

Property Council of Australia RLB Innovation & Excellence Awards

Winner

Best Sustainable Development

Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards

Winner

Most Innovative Companies

Financial Review

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